218 Bradford Road, Batley, West Yorkshire WF17 6JF
14 reviews of St. Stephens Shopping Centre in English
Is it me or is it cold in here? every time i’ve visited its been freezing, even in summer!
Nice range of shops here to suit all price ranges and very near railway/bus stations. Its bright and airy but oh! so flipping cold…
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Large shopping centre right next to the transport interchange.
It's basically a covered high street, so you don't get rained on, but you do get very cold in there!
Very good mix of stores, with toy shops, clothing stores, and the biggest Tesco in the city.
This is the newest Shopping Centre that has opened in hull.
During the construction large areas of the Train/ Bus station Where demolished to make way for it.
Even though it is a Very Huge structure, There are only 2 Floors of Shopping areas.
The Air Conditioning always seems to be Turned onto the “arctic” Setting and although the Shopping centre attracts many shoppers some of the Store areas are still Unopened and not owned by a particular store which is quite Detrimental to the overall Look of the Area.
Some of the shops are Satisfactory, Such as the GAME shop (of which there is a much larger one in Princes Quay) and also the Very large Tesco Express which is Obviously the main attraction as it is highly accessible to people living in the centre of town.
Also St Stevens has a Cinema on the Top floor built to Rival the Odeon And Vue (Princes Quay) Cinemas that exist in the City Centre, i wouldnt really Compare this to either of the other cinemas. in my opinion VUE is the best Cinema in Hull.
Although this is a Good Place to Shop i wouldnt Recommend it Much as there are quite a few Duplicate shops and there arent many shops to Look through in the First Place
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danielle_mae, 26 July 2010:
When St Stephens opened up the already suffering middle bit of town (between the train station and old town) took another blow. More places closed down to open up in the soulless Mall. St Stephens is a blight on the city and will play its role in removing footfall to the heart of the town.
It looks great for people at the train station but offers no reason for visiting shoppers to venture into town. It has ripped the heart of of Hull.
They are not regenerating Hull at all they are destroying the things that gave it character.
Also, did they need another cinema?
This ugly eyesore has surpassed even Princes Quay in the limited shopping experiences of Hull city centre.
It is freezing in there. And if it has been raining do not even try to walk through in anything but trainers, it gets so slippery.
The toilets are rarely cleaned and smell terribly,and the entrance of them is so difficult you bump into all the other customers on their way in / out.
The shops are very limited. Does Hull really need another New Look? Or Dorothy Perkins?
essentially this is a giant shopping centre for clothes. There is a tiny tiny Game store, and Tescos if you are after something other than clothes or shoes, but pricey and limited in variety.
In October 2007, St Stephens opened it’s door to it’s long awaited public!!
The building itself was designed to bring Hull up there with the likes of Leeds and Sheffield. However it has lead to many critics and mixed reviews.
When i first visited this shopping centre i was a little critical myself - now it is the main place that i shop.
Located in the town centre adjacent to Paragon Square and the new transport interchange and opposite House of Fraiser.
It has shops such as H&M, Zara, Next, Tesco, Build a Bear, Jane Norman and La Senza. It also host a few restuarants like Nando’s & Prezzo - this is the place to shop in the centre of Hull with lots of choice for everyone
St Stephens was opened in 2007, to mixed reviews. Although it brought a lot of new shops to the area, the shopping centre itself was critiscised. There have been accidents due to the centre being fully covered with glass, the centre itself is ALWAYS freezing, due to being a “covered high street”, and even a year on there are still empty units to be filled.
However, what is there is good quality. There is an extra large Next, a Tesco superstore, and lots of shops which were completely new to Hull have come to us- Zara, Build-a-Bear, H&M, La Senza, to name a few.
The centre also houses a Reel Cinema, a Gala bingo, and various eateries upstairs.
Hulls newsest shopping centre. A spectacular building both inside and out. A wide range of shops and a huge Tescos for all your shopping needs. On the ground floor you have your usual high street shops with a cafe and a Milkshake stall. Upstairs is a starbucks and a few restaurants. Also there is bingo and a cinema. St. Stephens really does have it all.
This is one of the latest additions to Hull’s shopping centres. It has a very implressive look at the fron t and the back entrance.
The good thing about St stephen’s is that a) it has free parking b) has a huge variety of shops including a massive tesco. There are a few plots that have not been taken up by anyone yet but thid doea not impact on the shopping experience. It also has a a cinema and a range of restirants on the upper floors.
The one down side to st stephen’s is that it has a tendancy to be cold as it has an extremenly high ceiling and the doors at either ned tend to be kept open.
I would certainly reocmmend it to do shopping there.
st stephens is a new shopping centre in hull part of the citys regeneration. its a large interesting building with 3 floors, its open at both ends though which kind of creates a wind tunnel making the whole centre cold, and the roof isnt exactly rain proof either! whereas it is has given us shops we didnt have before such as h and m and zara, alot of it is just shops that have moved into there from other premises or shops that there are now multiples of. its very handy having a supermarket there though as none of the others a particularly accessible without transport. and the shopping centre has also created a very handy shortcut to town from spring bank!
The building of the St Stephen’s Shopping Complex took a couple of years. It was conceived as part of the City’s regeneration and streamlining. For someone like me, who has lived in Hull 55 years, it has been interesting to see, though a little poignant at times.
When plans were drawn up for the St Stephens Development it was hard to imagine what it would really be like. Ferensway in the heart of the City Centre of Hull used to be a thriving area. However, lately, it had started to look run down and had lost many of its shops.
The St Stephens development looked set to put some life back in Ferensway. As the building work began in earnest it seemed as if the new complex would dwarf everything and look out of place.
THE ST STEPHEN’S SHOPPING AND LEISURE COMPLEX
St Stephens was opened to the public on 20th September 2007. The first few days of trading saw a record number of visitors and the takings were impressive. I thought I would wait a while and decided to visit after a couple of weeks for a little late night shopping and here is what I found.
St Stephen’s definitely looks the business. It is a light and airy building with lots of glass and very high ceilings. Outside there is a large concrete area with small areas of grass but more concrete than anything. It certainly looks stylish but feels as if this outdoor space is wasted. As you walk in the main entrance it says the new High Street. As you walk along this curved main walkway it really feels 21st Century and ultra-modern. There a couple of personnel near the door to offer directions if needed. Raised up in the middle of this is an egg shaped unit which is a Starbucks Café.
Many of the shops have an upmarket feel, partially due to the surroundings. There are a few new names for Hull such as H and M, Zara, La Senza and Oasis. Regulars such as Next and River Island have chosen to move across the city to this new site. However here in lie some problems, as parts of Hull now look more run down due to the empty premises of the shops that have moved to St Stephen’s. As it is only early days one can only hope that these issues will be addressed.
A massive Tesco Express is located towards the back of the shopping complex. It has state of the art walkways to take you up to it’s upper level. Not far from here there is an extremely large car park. As I don’t drive this doesn’t concern me but it looked ample. Of course this also means that some visitors will visit the St Stephen’s complex and nowhere else. Not all the units are occupied yet. The new Hull Truck Theatre or Spring Street Theatre has just opened recently next to the shops.
There is already a large Gala Bingo in the St Stephen’s Complex and there is a Reel cinema too.
The new Interchange is close by. This replaced the old bus and train station.
There are so many shopping areas countrywide now, but shopping seems to be one of the nation’s past-times these days. So if you are visiting Kingston-Upon Hull try to visit the St Stephens Complex and you may get a pleasant surprise. I imagine that it will be perfect when it is fully competed. Already it does look stunning from the outside, and the inside also. My one fear is that many visitors and locals will concentrate on this area and the rest of the City Centre will become neglected. I hope not as they have other shops, the Museums, the Theatre and Art Gallery.
St Stephen Shops are open:
It is located along Ferensway in the centre of Hull, East Yorkshire.
Theres plenty of shops here to suit all from make you’re own bears for the children,clothing stores galore for women,men & children.There are cafes/food bars & even a large tesco store so you can do the lot in 1 go if short on time.There’s a bingo hall for all who love a game or 2,the reel cinema is on the same deck for all those who love the latest films.There is a car park to the rear of here but i believe you have to pay quite a bit for it but not sure as never used the car park myself.Next to this centre is the bus/train station with in walking distance if you are laden with shopping like i usually am
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